posted byLA Attorneys GroupJune 29, 2021
Our immigration attorneys in Burbank will help you obtain a United States visa, whether for short-term travel or long-term immigration.
Whether you are an undocumented immigrant living in the U.S. or need a visa for tourism, our immigration attorneys in Burbank will answer all of your questions regarding applying for citizenship or a short-term visa.
In this article, we are going to be talking about the different situations in which our immigration attorneys in Burbank can help:
Our immigration attorneys in Burbank can help you apply for and obtain a non-immigrant visa .
If you are not planning to permanently immigrate to the United States and only need a visa for a short period of time, whether for work or tourism, you may need to apply for a non-immigrant visa.
This type of visa is not for those who hope to become citizens of the United States. Out immigration attorneys in Burbank will help determine whether you are eligible for this type of visa.
If you are doing short-term business or plan to study in the United States, you are eligible to apply for a non-immigrant visa.
So, let’s discuss the types of non-immigrant visas our immigration attorneys in Burbank can help you with.
The first is a non-immigrant visa through employment. This is for those who are doing temporary work in the United States for a predetermined period of time, such as seasonal work, and requires sponsorship from an employer.
The second is a non-immigrant visa through study. For example, if an international student comes to the United States to study on an exchange program for a year, they will need a non-immigrant visa.
The student can either apply for the F-1 visa which is required for full-time students studying at any accredited institution in the United States or the J-1 visa, which is for students participating in an educational or work-related exchange program.
Third, a non-immigrant visa can be granted for visitors or tourists, as it is required for vacations or visits of any length to the United States.
One will either need to apply for the B-1 visa, which is for business, or B-2 visa, which is for tourism.
Our immigration attorneys in Burbank can also help you obtain an immigrant visa through employment if you hope to permanently immigrate to the United States.
You are eligible to apply for a U.S. immigration visa if you fall into one of 5 categories, based on your type of employment.
The first category or “Employment First Preference,” refers to those who have “extraordinary abilities” in their field and therefore do not need a specific job offer to immigrate, professors and researchers, and executives in multinational companies.
The second category or “Employment Second Preference,” refers to those who have “exceptional ability” in their given field.
The third category or “Employment Third Preference,” includes all workers, whether skilled or unskilled.
The fourth category or “Employment Fourth Preference,” includes special immigrants,” which encompasses a wide range of subcategories, such as religious workers.
The fifth category or “Employment Fifth Preference,” is meant for “immigrant investors,” or those investing in commercial ventures in the United States.
If a prospective immigrant hopes to immigrate through work or employment, they will only be eligible to do so if there are not enough U.S. citizens capable of doing the same job, to help prevent jobs from being taken from U.S. citizens by foreign nationals.
Our immigration attorneys in Burbank can also help you obtain an immigrant visa if you are married to a U.S. citizen and want to apply for a family immigration visa.
If one chooses to obtain citizenship through marriage specifically, they will need to be sponsored by their spouse who must already be a citizen of the United States or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
When immigrating to the U.S. through marriage, there are two things to keep in mind.
First, the applicant must “live in marital union” with their spouse for three years preceding their immigration application.
Second, the applicant must be a permanent resident of the U.S. for at least three years prior to applying.
Finally, our immigration attorneys in Burbank can help you immigrate to the United States if you already live in the U.S. illegally and hope to obtain a Green Card or citizenship.
In this case, you are still required to go through the normal immigration process and are not already guaranteed a Green Card, even if you have lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time.
If you have been in the U.S. for over 10 years and are being deported, you can apply for an appeal called the Cancellation of Removal and must prove that you or your family would suffer “extreme hardship” as a result of your deportation.
When hoping to obtain citizenship once in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant you must prove that you have not been convicted of any crimes and that you have a strong case for staying in the United States.
Our immigration attorneys in Burbank will guide you to obtaining your citizenship especially since new immigration legislation is being passed. Or, our attorneys will ensure you understand the necessary requirements to obtain a visa!
Consulting our immigration attorneys in Burbank will help you navigate certain laws and rules that could prevent you from getting a visa.